Hearing damage

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    Sound advice

    Workers could be damaging their hearing when wearing headphones and headsets for work purposes and to listen to music while working, so it’s vital employers take steps to control the risks.

    By Stephen Wheatley, UK Hearing Conservation Association on 13 October 2021

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    Getting sound advice

    Commissioning competent technical advice on noise exposure control can be a daunting prospect, so new guidance has been published to help employers procure the help of a suitable expert.

    By Professor Kevin Bampton, BOHS on 16 February 2021

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    Measure up

    Personal noise dosimeters and sound level meters can provide a picture of noise exposure and sources within a workplace.

    By Tim Turney, Casella on 11 February 2021

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    A custom approach to hearing protection

    Our ears are intricate and extremely delicate instruments. Much like a person’s eyesight, once the hearing has been damaged, it cannot be reversed. It is vital, therefore, to protect hearing from the damaging, long-term effects of noise at work.

    By Jim Lythgow, Specsavers Corporate Eyecare on 21 January 2020

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    UK Hearing Conservation Association announces launch

    The UK’s first multi-disciplinary association dedicated to preventing damage to hearing health and to reduce other noise related health conditions has announced its launch.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 01 March 2019

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    Is this an end to orchestras as we know them?

    The recent conclusions of Goldscheider v the Royal Opera House shook the foundations of the entertainment industry earlier this year.

    By James Lewis on 13 December 2018